Roemer takes reins in Glacier Park

Rob Chaney

David Roemer will replace Jeff Mow as superintendent of Glacier National Park this summer.

“I am eager to continue the park’s strong relationships with Tribes, local governments, partner organizations and external stakeholders,” Roemer said in an email on Wednesday. Roemer was previously deputy superintendent of Redwood National and State Parks in California, and has served as acting superintendent at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Redwood and Big Thicket National Preserve.

Mow retired last December after eight years leading Glacier. During his tenure, Mow oversaw significant increases in visitation to the park, and imposed its first ticketed entry system for motor vehicles using the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

National Park Service Deputy Regional Director Kate Hammond has been leading Glacier in the interim after Mow’s retirement. She will return to her regular office in Denver when Roemer arrives in early July, according to Glacier spokeswoman Gina Kerzman.

Late April snows have slowed some opening activity in Glacier Park. Kerzman said snowplow crews have reached the midway Loop level, and bicyclists can travel that far when the heavy equipment isn’t active. That’s usually on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, although limits may change due to avalanche or working conditions. On most weekdays, bikers must stop

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